I love to tell stories. And there are a lot of stories out there that need to be or want to be told. My stories are fiction--mostly--some are novellas, which means about 18,000 words. Short enough to read on a long lunch hour or at bedtime. You'll find excerpts here and on my blog site thewritestuff.live. 

Note:  My novella, What Have We Become made the Honorable Mention list in the Glimmer Train Press Fall Fiction Open putting it in the top 10% of the entries in this competition.  A greatly appreciated recognition.

Living Springs Press published my short story Now Would Be Forever in their  Stories Through The Ages, 2019 Edition.

I'm a storyteller!

WORKS

 

             Historical Fiction                               Historical Fiction                 Anthology of Short Stories

•The 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York---not  only the assassination of President William McKinley but the murder of Charlie Whibley, ace reporter for the Buffalo Morning News  and how it changed forever the life of another young reporter in Unintended Consequences.  

•Post-World War II in Germany was not the end of conflict for the people of East Prussia. It was followed with a brutal occupation by the conquering Soviet troops. All the Silent Trees is the story of two young Germans and the decisions that determined  their fate.

•Seven short stories inThe Human Obligation are reflections of life and its surprises, both good and bad and people who, with determination, humor and  ingenuity weathered them.     

 

             Creative Biography                               Spy Fiction                                          Bromance      

•Charles Demuth was one of America's first impressionist artistsHe was also the third person in the world to be given insulin for his diabetes. According to his doctors , the new "miracle drug"  extended his productive life by fifteen years. A member of the post-Victorian literati, he traveled frequently to Europe and kept company with, among others, Gertrude Stein, Alfred Steiglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Eugene O'Neill.   That's Dear Charlie .                                    •In today's world where personal privacy is undervalued and over violated, one slip, one step outside your personal Footprint can create severe problems...even for a play-by-the-book college professor. 

•In What Have We Become, two young men met in a small bar in Sasebo, Japan and created a life-long friendship....interrupted by a misunderstanding and threatened  by a sudden revelation.

I love to write. I love to work with words because there's a certain magic in them. I'd love to turn my passion into a project for you.

© 2018 D.D. Tarpenning

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